• About APDG

The Australian Production Design Guild was established in 2009 as a non-profit organisation that aims to:

  • Represent designers and their associates in screen, live performance, events, interactivity and animation across Australia.
  • Recognise and nurture excellence in design through awards, mentoring and accreditation.
  • Raise the profile of stage and screen design and facilitate a vibrant design community.

FULL members must be Australian residents or citizens working in stage or screen design. APDG accredited members are FULL members who have been granted accreditation by the APDG. Accredited members keep their accreditation status in retirement.

CONCESSION members are students, teachers and retired practitioners of stage and screen design who are Australian residents or citizens.

FRIEND members are individuals or businesses based anywhere in the world who are practitioners of, are interested in, or are affiliated with stage and screen design. FRIENDS of the APDG cannot enter the APDG Awards, serve on APDG committees or apply for APDG accreditation but are encouraged to participate in the vibrant international community facilitated by the guild.


  • George Liddle APDG – President
  • Fiona Donovan APDG – Vice President
  • Marta McElroy – Director

Steering committees


  • George Liddle APDG – President
  • Fiona Donovan APDG – Vice President
  • Valentina Iastrebova  – Treasurer
  • Stephen Curtis – Live Performance Committee, Chair
  • Tim Ferrier – Screen Design Committee Co-Chair
  • Scott Bird APDG – Screen Design Committee Co-Chair
  • Diaan Wajon – MentorAPDG Program Screen Coordinator
  • Eamon D’Arcy – Live Performance Committee
  • Jennifer Irwin APDG – Live Performance Committee
  • Julie Lynch APDG – Live Performance Committee
  • Paul Matthews – Live Performance Committee & Emerging Design Co-Manager
  • Imogen Ross – Live Performance Committee, Education Manager
  • Tobhiyah Stone Feller – Live Performance Committee, MentorAPDG Program Live Performance Coordinator, Emerging Design Co-Manager
  • Anna Tregloan – Live Performance Committee
  • Igor Nay – Representative to the Australian Film Industry
  • Dannielle Alexander – Social Media Manager
  • Jacinta Leong APDG – Facebook Manager
  • Daniel Willis – Website Manager
  • Jane Healy – Awards Co-manager
  • Tamara Popper – Awards Co-manager


  • Aphrodite Kondos – VIC Committee Chair
  • Anna Cordingley – Live Performance Committee, Victorian Representative
  • Rolland Pike
  • Jo Briscoe
  • Tao Weis
  • Ellen Stanistreet


  • Michelle McGahey APDG – QLD Committee Co-Chair
  • Michael Rumpf – QLD Committee Co-Chair


  • Emma Fletcher – WA Committee Chair


  • Casey Van Sebille – SA Committee Chair

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